Business Development Purchasing Manager - EV Battery Launch

  • Location
    St Thomas, Ontario
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Purchasing

Adecco is currently seeking a skilled Business Development Purchasing Manager to join our clients team in St. Thomas, ON. As the Business Development Purchasing Manager, you will play a pivotal role in identifying investment opportunities and securing battery raw materials for our growing company. Your strategic insights and negotiations will contribute to the success of our business by ensuring reliable supplier relationships and sustainable growth.

  • Location: St. Thomas, ON

  • Job type: Permanent | Full-time

Detailed Job Description: As the Business Development Purchasing Manager, you will:

  • Conduct comprehensive market scans to identify potential investment and cooperation targets for battery raw materials.

  • Develop strategic roadmaps to deliver financial, operational, and sustainability benefits.

  • Analyze data, perform market assessments, and create financial models to support decision-making.

  • Collaborate across functions to ensure alignment of activities and objectives.

  • Onboard new local suppliers and support negotiation processes.

  • Evaluate technical and commercial aspects of proposals, projects, and suppliers.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the battery raw materials industry.

Candidate's Profile: The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must be legally eligible to work and reside in Canada.

  • A Bachelor's degree with emphasis on Business Development, Strategy, or related area, or equivalent relevant work experience.

  • Master's Degree with emphasis on mining, metallurgy, or chemistry (considered an asset).

  • 7+ years of professional experience in purchasing and business development.

  • Knowledge of raw materials sector and battery production processes.

  • Experience in strategic procurement and competitive tender management.

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with a proven ability to manage supplier relationships.

  • Demonstrated business partnering, stakeholder management, and influencing skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a process-driven, fast-paced environment.

  • Flexibility for international travel to potential suppliers (approx. 20-30%).

Don’t miss out on this Business Development Purchasing Manager position in St. Thomas, ON. Apply now and our dynamic team of recruiters will reach out if you qualify for this role.


  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_021050_2164255

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.

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